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    DescriptionOne of the most feared and controversial players in the United States Army during the Second World War, George S. Patton was unstoppable. He was both revered by the enemy as well as dreaded; Adolf Hitler found him to be one of the most impressive and callous men to be faced on the battlefront. General Patton was not known for his compassion. He led his squadron on a trek throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence and never took no or laziness for an answer. However, there was much more to the general than he let on. He was a man of many talents. Patton was not only a general but also an Olympic athlete, a poet, and a man with the bravery of a lion and a heart that betrayed traces of an inner lamb. Now Patton's personal poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches have been compiled for the reader. Layers of this complicated man are peeled away with each turn of the page to reveal the inner workings of a leader known for his intolerance of malingering soldiers and misplaced humor in the face of the enemy. A contemplative side replaces the tenacity often seen in other representations of General Patton, making this book an incredible addition to any World War II library.


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    Title
    The Maxims of General Patton
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George S Patton, By (author) Gary L Bloomfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781455617241
    ISBN 10: 1455617245
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, JW
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, HBJK
    DC22: B
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: GBCQ
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 355.0092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000, REF019000
    DC22: 355.0092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000, HIS027110
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: E745.P3 B53 2012
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Pelican Publishing Company
    Imprint name
    Pelican Publishing Company
    Publication date
    12 November 2012
    Back cover copy
    General. Olympic athlete. Poet. George S. Patton was one of the most unstoppable players in the United States Army during the Second World War. He was feared by the enemy, including Adolf Hitler, who found him to be one of the most impressive men on the battlefront. Controversial and often unpredictable, this commander led determined men throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence. In this collection, Patton's personal poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches are available for readers to explore and enjoy. Each turn of the page reveals another dimension of this man known for his unwillingness to tolerate malingering soldiers, the Germans, or misplaced humor in the face of danger. Gary L. Bloomfield is the author and coauthor of two books about World War II and editor of two books on the topic. He is the former managing editor of Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine and an Army Journalist of the Year. A former civil servant himself, Bloomfield has appeared on CNN and various radio programs.